Hannah Mary Self was born about 1775 in Virginia, a daughter of Parrish and Mary Martha (Thompson) Self. She was married to James Story about 1794.
They were parents of at least nine children: Vincent, who was married 5 times; Parrish Garner, husband of Mary "Polly" Duncan McManus; John, married to Sarah "Sally" Whitlock; Margaret, who married first Vincent Rousey and after his death Eusuriah "Ezra" Poland; James S., husband of Elizabeth R. Cameron; William, who married Harriet Hettick; Nancy, wife of Thomas Whitlock; Elizabeth, who married Isaac Hull; and Porter, married to Nancy Jane Gunn. There may have been two other children, Benjamin, born about 1796, and Mary Emily, b. 1804 but no records of them have been found.
Hannah and her husband James migrated from Tennessee to Morgan County about 1830. He had died before the 1835 Illinois State Census was taken, and was also buried in this cemetery. Four of their sons: Vincent, Parrish, William and Porter, and at least three daughters: Margaret, Nancy, and Elizabeth, moved to Illinois with them. Sons John and James lived out their lives in what is now Montgomery County, Tennessee.
Since this cemetery was destroyed shortly after World War II, the exact date of Hannah's death is unknown. She is last found in the 1850 Census as head of the household with her youngest son Porter and his family.
James Story (1770 - 1835)
Vincent Story (1794 - 1870)*
Parish Garner Story (1799 - 1863)*
John Story (1801 - 1877)*
Margaret Story Rousey Poland (1805 - 1883)*
James Campbell Story (1808 - 1881)*
William Story (1811 - 1866)*
Nancy Story Whitlock (1813 - 1858)*
Elizabeth Story Hull (1815 - 1880)*
Porter Story (1817 - 1890)*
Mount Zion West Cemetery
Created by: Sarah Martin Neely
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
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